Research Leads to Improved Pregnancy Rates: Shady Grove Fertility Doctors and Staff Presented 13 Abstracts at 2013 ASRM Annual Meeting in Boston

Thirteen clinical abstracts prepared by Shady Grove Fertility physicians and scientists were accepted for presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting.

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Among the scientific advances is data showing improved outcomes using vitrification, increasing pregnancy rates with rescue sperm injection for unfertilized eggs, and reduction of high-order multiples through singled embryo transfer.

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 17, 2013

This week physicians and scientists from Shady Grove Fertility, the nation’s leading fertility center, presented their newest research at the 69th Annual ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) meeting taking place in Boston.

Among the scientific advances is data showing improved outcomes using vitrification, increasing pregnancy rates with rescue sperm injection for unfertilized eggs, and reduction of high-order multiples through singled embryo transfer.

Rescue Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Following Failed Conventional Insemination Results in Favorable Clinical Pregnancy Rates.

This study shows egg that do not fertilize with conventional insemination, can be fertilized via emergency or rescue ICSI. During ICSI, embryologists select one healthy sperm to inject into the egg. Adding ICSI when fertilization has not occurred has resulted in favorable pregnancy rates for patients.

Does Double IUI Increase Clinical Pregnancy Rates when Using Donor Sperm?

Study shows success rates using donor sperm with one intrauterine insemination (IUI) are comparable to success rates with two inseminations, which is standard practice. This important finding will make future donor inseminations cycles more cost-effective for patients without compromising success rates.

Relationship Between Endometrial Lining Thickness and Pregnancy Rates.

Three retrospective studies evaluated the relationship of the endometrial thickness compared to live birth rates in patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology. Also reviewed was the role race/ethnicity may play on endometrial thickness and success rates, as well as the impact of endometrial thickness for patients with endometriosis.

Also presented:
Single Thawed Blastocyst Transfer Maximizes Live Birth Rate per Embryo While Minimizing Preterm Birth.
A Retrospective Comparison of Slow-Freezing versus Vitrification Among 4,596 Blastocyst Freeze-Thaw Transfers.
Association between Embryo Cryodamage and Outcomes of Cryopreserved Blastocyst Transfer following Slow-Freeze and Vitrification.
Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy and Pregnancy of Unknown Location – Is There a Adverse Effect on Ovarian Reserve?
Clinical Use of Vitrified Oocytes Among Autologous in IVF Patients.
Implantation, Pregnancy and Miscarriage Rates following Frozen Embryo Transfer Developed in Different Culture Media.
Transfer of Embryos following Culture in Continuous Single-Step or Sequential-Step Embryo Culture Media.
Increased Birth Rates Among Patients Using Intramuscular versus Vaginal Progesterone during Frozen Embryo Transfer.

Shady Grove Fertility continues to be a leader in advancing the success of reproductive medicine. To learn more about research at Shady Grove Fertility, visit http://www.shadygrovefertility.com/research.

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About Shady Grove Fertility: Shady Grove Fertility is America’s largest and most progressive fertility center performing over 6,000 IVF cycles, including over 1,000 egg donation cycles, and nearly an equal number of ovulation induction and IUI cycles annually. 29 reproductive endocrinologists as well as PhD scientists, geneticists and 480 highly specialized staff care for patients in 17 full-service offices and four satellite locations throughout the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. Shady Grove Fertility offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options including Ovulation Induction, IUI, IVF, and Donor Egg as well as resources to comprehensively address patient’s needs - medical, emotional, and financial. For patient convenience IVF retrievals and transfers are now performed in our Rockville, Towson and Chesterbook locations. http://www.shadygrovefertility.com/


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